When Mom goes viral

James (Bob) Hagerty, who told Romenesko readers a little bit about his mother in a Monday post, tells more today in a front-page Wall Street Journal story. He says his 85-year-old mom, Marilyn Hagerty, “wasn’t expecting anyone other than her thousands of loyal readers in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota to take note” of her Olive Garden review in the Grand Forks Herald. “She didn’t worry about how her story would play on Gawker, partly because she had never heard of Gawker.” He closes his piece, noting that….

The only downside of the world’s belated discovery of my mom is that she is too busy being interviewed on national television to play online Scrabble with me.

Mom, if you ever get time to read this, it’s your move.

* James Hagerty: When Mom goes viral
* In defense of Marilyn Hagerty’s Olive Garden experience